Things I Tell Myself: Stop and Look

A tiny snail on the front step as I stretch after my run

A bird’s nest found in the tree just last night, and the realization that I had missed its entire time of use

Sara’s song about sand really being crushed rubies and garnets in some places in the world

A shiny penny in a crack in the road

The garden jumping out of the ground after this time of rain

The smell of the woods:  wet leaves, mossy growth

Sandra’s article about creation care

….all calling me to stop and look, look, look

Earth’s crammed with heaven, 
And every common bush afire with God, 
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.
-E.B. Browning

5 Responses to “Things I Tell Myself: Stop and Look”

  1. Heather Fink

    My 'stop and look moment' was this morning. I watched as a row of hardworking marching ants carried food back to their home, but then I realized it was dog food they were carrying and their home was in my house! Hopefully I can see another 'stop and look moment' before the days end that doesn't frustrate me! LOL


  2. Woodpile Mom

    Love this. Carl is good at this. I don't think my day passes that he does it say look at the sky or the beauty of the landscape. How it declares God's glory. We too almost missed a bird's nest…right on our own front porch. Great reminder, Kells. Thank you!


  3. mamaszrama

    You just quoted both Sara Groves and Sandra McCracken in the same paragraph. I think we would be friends. 😉


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